Nick Diaz no-shows Brazilian jiu-jitsu super fight against Braulio Estima

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sparky
5/13/12 12:46:18AM
Nick Diaz was all set to fight multiple time world champion Brazilian jiu-jitsu player Braulio Estima in the main event of the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo tonight (May 12, 2012) in Long Beach, California.

But first he had to show up.

Estima showed up, had a tough weight cut, but made weight for their bout, which was the headliner of the inaugural event that was being put online via a pay-per-view stream for $9.95, but Diaz didn't.

Instead, fans were left scratching their heads. After all, the bout was supposed to be for charity. There had been reports throughout the night that Diaz hadn't shown up yet, but most just assumed he was being fashionably late.

When he completely no-showed the main event, the fans in attendance and around the world were justifiably livid.


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FastKnockout
5/13/12 1:28:13AM
Weak. Hope everything is okay, though.
DrivenDavies15
5/13/12 2:08:18AM
Wow I can't believe that. It's so hard to like this guy lol
DeadHead988
5/13/12 2:22:34AM
Why does he still have fans?
Pookie
5/13/12 2:30:17AM

Posted by DeadHead988

Why does he still have fans?



because we don't have 10 dollars to spend on a BJJ ppv!
MMAcca
5/13/12 2:39:25AM
His purse for the fight was supposed to go to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital charity.

Just to make his no show that little bit worse.

I'm curious to hear the various excuses his fanboys have prepared though.......
Budgellism
5/13/12 2:42:54AM

Posted by Pookie


Posted by DeadHead988

Why does he still have fans?



because we don't have 10 dollars to spend on a BJJ ppv!



lol, so true. I didn't pay for the thing so I'm not upset about it and I'm still a fan but it was definitely a douche move. The worst part is this event is meant for charity and now a shitload of people are going to be demanding their money back and this will make everyone involved look bad. If he ever bailed on a ufc fight this way I'd be pretty pissed.
Pookie
5/13/12 2:57:52AM

Posted by MMAcca


I'm curious to hear the various excuses his fanboys have prepared though.......



It was all just a scheme to make his fans donate to charity. Thats the best fanboy excuse i can muster.
ncordless
5/13/12 4:04:08AM
From the diaz bros facebook page, it looks like he is claiming that 1) The promoter wasn't going to donate to charity like he had been led to believe, and 2) The promoter changed the rules regarding the weigh in.

ncordless
5/13/12 4:07:01AM

Posted by MMAcca

His purse for the fight was supposed to go to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital charity.

Just to make his no show that little bit worse.

I'm curious to hear the various excuses his fanboys have prepared though.......



That kind of all depends on whether he still donates money or not.

The real people that Diaz shit on was the fans, not necessarily saint jude's
Pookie
5/13/12 4:18:20AM


"Promoter fails to donate the money to charity as agreed. (shady) Promoter changes rules for weigh ins to accommodate fellow Brazilian
Match ain't happening"

From Nick Diaz's facebook page.
VILLIN
5/13/12 5:29:25AM
According to folks on another forum, that's not a legit Diaz facebook page. The weigh in rules were the same as any other bjj competition and why would the promoter be responsible for donating Nick's purse?

Why would Nick's coach and brother have been at the expo all day if the thing was shady and the fight was off? Why did Nick's coach tweet that he didn't known where Nick was or wtf was going on when the match was supposed to start?

Sounds to me like Nick got cold feet and his fanboys are doing spin control.
aussiemma
5/13/12 5:44:15AM
this is turning out to be a classic diaz move !
MMAcca
5/13/12 8:22:54AM

Posted by ncordless


Posted by MMAcca

His purse for the fight was supposed to go to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital charity.

Just to make his no show that little bit worse.

I'm curious to hear the various excuses his fanboys have prepared though.......



That kind of all depends on whether he still donates money or not.

The real people that Diaz shit on was the fans, not necessarily saint jude's



Agreed.

I would like to see Nick publicly make a donation now as a way of apologising.
MMAcca
5/13/12 8:24:05AM

Posted by VILLIN

According to folks on another forum, that's not a legit Diaz facebook page. The weigh in rules were the same as any other bjj competition and why would the promoter be responsible for donating Nick's purse?

Why would Nick's coach and brother have been at the expo all day if the thing was shady and the fight was off? Why did Nick's coach tweet that he didn't known where Nick was or wtf was going on when the match was supposed to start?

Sounds to me like Nick got cold feet and his fanboys are doing spin control.



MMAcca
5/13/12 8:27:11AM
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scpd400
5/13/12 9:52:47AM
It wouldn't bother me if I never saw him fight again.
tallica62
5/13/12 11:00:22AM
He really needs a legit psychological exam and get a proper diagnosis. Either he's just totally insane, or he has some legit affliction....anxiety and agoraphobia?
cowcatcher
5/13/12 11:27:38AM
I don't know how this one can even be defended.

Skipping an event is bad.
Skipping an event that was going to benefit a charity is really bad.

The respect I have for the guy as a fighter is unwavering, he's one of the very best in the world.

The lack of respect I have for him as a person continues to grow each time does anything that makes the MMA news rounds. It's a shame. Great fighter, less than stellar person.
Chael_Sonnen
5/13/12 11:30:11AM
I guess that's how they do in Stockton.....what!
thevoodooninja
5/13/12 11:40:04AM
i wouldnt mind seeing him black balled
The_Casualty
5/13/12 11:52:25AM
classic diaz no show, not actually that surprising
prophecy033
5/13/12 12:44:18PM
Diaz is a flake
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DancingDoll
5/13/12 2:16:03PM
Lame. Like really. When you commit to something, you show up - not blaming rule changes or not having read the fine-print on the contract. The charity aspect of it just makes it even worse.

It's hard to defend, since according to all the reports everyone still thought he was going to show up and was just being 'late'. I don't get that - even if he had a legit excuse. Was it too much to call them up ahead of time and let them know instead of just doing a no-show and letting everyone sweat it? Sorry, it's pretty hard to defend or explain that move away.
telnights
5/13/12 2:22:21PM
Diaz is a great fighter but he sucks as a adult. It's no shocker Diaz no showed, he has a long history of no showing. Just this is the first time ever no showed for a match.
Chael_Sonnen
5/13/12 2:46:10PM
Imagine the average hard working Joe that decides not to show up for work when they feel like it......Yeah, the boss is pissing me off today, well, I think I will go AWOL.....

0/10
Sir_Karl
5/13/12 3:06:55PM
I am not going to condone what Nick did but I would bet he didn't show because his opponent totally disrespected him by having weight cutting issues. Nick's no show should not have affected any donations either. Anyone who bought a ticket or paid for the PPV did so without knowing that Nick wouldn't show...no money was lost....so there should be no issues with the donation to the children's fund. Nick is Nick....and when he feels disrespected he does what he does. Personally I feel Nick has been disrespected an awful lot by the MMA world....including the MMA judges. Like I said though....I won't condone what he did but if you disrespect someone....you can't expect them to be happy or to even comply with anything previously agreed upon. Nick is one of my favorite fighters....but I do feel he could use some counseling from a trained professional. He has severe anger issues and to put it mildly....he is a tad bit paranoid. I think he needs to lay off the "chronic"....it is messing him up.
Poor_Franklin
5/13/12 3:55:22PM
im sorry. a guy w/ nick's attitude & his "don't be scared homie" t shirts not showing up to a match bc of a guy weighing 9 lbs more than him is weak. i hope his excuse is better than that
lohmann
5/13/12 6:29:02PM

Posted by Sir_Karl

I am not going to condone what Nick did but I would bet he didn't show because his opponent totally disrespected him by having weight cutting issues.



Estima made weight.

I am interested in seeing what happened behind the scenes. Diaz alleged that the promoter's promise to donate Diaz's purse to charity was a scam, so I will wait to see how this all plays out with Cesar Gracie's statement tomorrow and whether there's any proof behind Nick Diaz's claims.
KungFuMaster
5/13/12 7:03:28PM
All I can say is this is going to make it that much more difficult for Diaz to come back to the ufc if and when he chooses to do so.

I can see Dana shaking his head in utter frustration when he heard the news.
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